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  1. A Compilation of Obscure, Beautiful, and Useful Gems of Linux Lore

    For the noobs: This is a little emacs org-mode or VimOrganizer file containing some of the knowledge I've acquired about the Linux platform over the past few years. Ubuntu Forums really helped me out...
  2. [ubuntu] Re: LibreOffice Writer...Horizonal lines from hell......

    Thanks, that did it for me, also. What a nasty bug!
  3. [ubuntu] Re: Could not update .ICEauthority and gconf-sanity-check-2 exited with status 256

    Nope, you didn't miss anything. It's still broken, I'll bet until 11.10. I had to wipe and restore. Luckily, I had just backed up my system that same day when it happened to me.

    Sorry, guys. I...
  4. [ubuntu] Could not update .ICEauthority and gconf-sanity-check-2 exited with status 256

    Two errors:

    "Could not update .ICEauthority file /home/myusername/.ICEauthority"

    and

    "There is a problem with the configuration server. (/usr/lib/libgconf2-4/gconf-sanity-check-2 exited with...
  5. [ubuntu] Crashing and Formatting problems in OpenOffice Writer 3.2

    I can't believe this.

    I'm running Ubuntu 10.10.

    Everything seemed to be in order, but I started having problems with Openoffice- it started crashing randomly, usually within a minute of...
  6. [xubuntu] Re: Logitech QuickCam Vision Pro for Mac doesn't work in Skype

    Thanks for the suggestion, but I already searched ubuntuforum and Google, and multiple other sites, otherwise I wouldn't have posted this.

    Started a clean install of Ubuntu 10.04 just to test......
  7. [xubuntu] Re: Logitech QuickCam Vision Pro for Mac doesn't work in Skype

    Yeah, had to install gstreamer because xubuntu doesn't use it, but it detects the cam perfectly and gets picture when set on vl42.

    Skype is still having the same problem though. When I perform the...
  8. [xubuntu] Re: Logitech QuickCam Vision Pro for Mac doesn't work in Skype

    KK, will give this a try tomorrow. Currently writing finals. Even if this doesn't work, thank you for the help!
  9. [xubuntu] Logitech QuickCam Vision Pro for Mac doesn't work in Skype

    I am running Xubuntu Lucid 10.04 on a Sony Vaio.

    I recently dropped $100 on a Logitech QuickCam Vision Pro for Mac, on the recommendation on the ubuntu wiki https://wiki.ubuntu.com/SkypeWebCams...
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    [SOLVED] Azureus Configuration Does Nothing.

    I've been trying to configure a bittorent client to work properly. Transmission was opening too many connections and maxing out my router. I switched to Azureus, which supposedly allows one to...
  11. [SOLVED] Re: I think I caused a DOS by port forwarding... oops

    Yeah, we'll see what happens.
  12. [SOLVED] Re: Where did the software in my repositories go?

    After coming back to this WAY later, I've discovered nessus has been replaced by OpenVAS.


    Package nessus is not available, but is referred to by another package.
    This may mean that the package...
  13. [SOLVED] Re: Media players still attempt to forward output to client that isn't connected.

    Problem fixed itself... I'm still not sure how!
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    Re: Trying out Linux again

    I'm saying installing linux on a Mac is sub-optimal, for numerous reasons.

    Do what you want guys, it's your hardware, (god knows you paid good money for it) but honestly, why blow the money mac...
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    Re: You know you're a geek when........

    I knew I was a geek when I stayed up for two days straight reading about C, fell asleep dreaming about C, and woke up able to think only in STDIN, STDO, and STDERR.

    Also, I attempt to tab complete...
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    Re: Trying out Linux again

    Oh, forgot your original question.

    If you STILL really want to try *nix, I would suggest, as someone said before, OpenSUSE. Yast will make configuration even easier than Ubuntu. It's basically the...
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    Re: Trying out Linux again

    Man, don't install linux on a Macbook. What will you do if you break OSX?

    Also, ubuntu will never be equivalent to OSX- they follow different design philosophies and have different goals.

    If...
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    Re: Chrome OS open-sourced

    It doesn't look like there will be much room for customization if everything is remote. That's sort of sad...

    Unless I can get host it on my server and connect with my netbook ^___^
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    Re: How many of you completely switched to Linux?

    Windoze hasn't touched my box in two years! I will never go back to it.

    MAYBE I could see why a gamer would want to keep windoze around... but honestly, linux gaming and drivers are getting better...
  20. [SOLVED] Media players still attempt to forward output to client that isn't connected.

    I connected to my desktop via ssh and forwarded X to my laptop yesterday. It's sweet! One problem though- now all of my media players are attempting to send output to my laptop, giving errors like...
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    How do I break into IT

    I love linux. I am consistently amazed at how much I've learned since I started with ubuntu. When I look back at the posts I made as a noob it makes me smile.

    I feel that I have come very far, to...
  22. [SOLVED] Re: I think I caused a DOS by port forwarding... oops

    Ahahaha, yeah, machines are obviously my strong point, more than people.

    But hypothetically, if one of them wants to use port 22 in the future, our router is going to send out packets, and then...
  23. [SOLVED] I think I caused a DOS by port forwarding... oops

    I need some help ubuntuforums. My roommates are going to crucify me. I installed openssh-server on my workstation at home. I opened port 22 in my linksys' firewall, and forwarded it to my...
  24. [SOLVED] Re: Where did the software in my repositories go?

    Why do you think they did away with nessus? I guess I'll have to compile from source.
  25. [SOLVED] Where did the software in my repositories go?

    me@boltbox:~$ apt-cache show nessus
    me@boltbox:~$


    Where did my software go?


    # deb cdrom:[Xubuntu 9.10 _Karmic Koala_ - Release i386 (20091028.3)]/ karmic main multiverse restricted...
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